The Pierce Street Market gives shoppers a unique experience and helps local businesses grow by interacting with the community.
Employee Brandon Hylton of Good Vibes Juice Company believes his employer has grown with the market.
“We’ve been here for a little bit over a year now and we kind of have started with them and now have created a nice, huge market,” Hylton said. “If you look around, there’s people everywhere, we started from a very small market and we have kind of grown with the market.”
The Pierce Street Market started in October 2015 when Natalie Nagengast, founder, was walking her dog around Clearwater and found an area that would suit a local market.
“She lives in this downtown area,” Gutierrez said. “She thought, ‘what a great location to put a market,’ and from that idea we created Pierce Street.”
The waterfront market is located on Drew Street in downtown Clearwater under the Memorial Causeway Bridge. It has over 100 vendors where shoppers will find jewelry, clothes, art, produce, furniture, fresh flowers and food.
“We really pride ourselves on having a really good variety of vendors and really great quality as well,” Gutierrez said. “Our food trucks are to die for, so come hungry and you’ll leave happy.”
The market will be open the second and fourth Saturday of March from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On May 13, it will run on the second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until September 9.
For any business interested in being a vendor at Pierce Street, submit an application form two weeks before the next desired day of the market. The vendor application form and FAQ page can be found at www.piercestreetmarket.com.